I need some help evaluating the situation with my 9 month old baby girl.
She was born 8lbs 8oz at 39 weeks. I had gestational diabetes, so I feel like that caused her to be born heavier than what she might of been otherwise.
At 6 months she was 25.75" tall, 15lb 6oz, 44 cm head.
At 9 months she was 16lb 4oz, 25.5" tall (somehow she shrunk .25"), and I forgot the head circumference but I think it was a little bigger.
Is this growth worrying? She is otherwise happy, meeting (even ahead) of milestones.
In the beginning, I felt like I had an oversupply until 4 months or so, then it leveled out. But now I do worry if I am not making enough because of her slow growth (and possibly no height growth).
I seem to make much more milk in the evening/night than I do during the day. I don't do schedules, I nurse on demand and we bedshare at night. She gets unlimited milk during the night as well. I don't count how often she nurses as she is more of a frequent snacker (and very distracted during the day).
I've weighed her before/after feedings beore and the norm seems to be about 1.5oz per side on a good feed. But at night I have 2 let downs close together on each side, so that might be more than 1.5oz.
During the day, for example this morning, she never pulled off (nursed to sleep).. and so I know she was waiting for another letdown. At night she pulls off when she is full.
So, I do question my supply.
I am tracking her diaper output today to see how many wet diapers she has. But since she has small, frequent meals.. what is a good wet diaper? how many oz should a diaper weigh to count? she can pee several times before a diaper actually needs to be changed.
Thanks for any help.
(I want to add that I am a petite gal.. I am 5ft even, so I don't really expect her to be tall/big)